Project Design Team Wednesday ~ The Polly Tote

27 Aug 2014

The Polly Tote | Sew Like My Mom

Hi Riley Blake readers! Melissa here again, from Sew Like My Mom. I'm really excited to be sharing my project today with you all. I dreamed up the concept for this bag years ago but for some reason, never took the steps to put it into reality. Until now! Introducing The Polly Tote! She's unassuming at first glance. An oversized tote with a zippered pocket on the outside. But hiding behind that little pink zipper? Every Mom's dream come true! I could cue horrible infomercial announcer voice here and start telling you how difficult it is to ... more

Project Design Team~ Giant Pillow Cover

22 Aug 2014

Giant Pocket Pillow Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of

Hey there Riley Blake Fans!! It's Melissa Mortenson of the Polka Dot Chair Blog, here again to share with you another fun sewing tutorial. When I saw the new Snapshots fabric line I knew right away that I wanted to work with it, I have two teenage daughters and this fabric is perfect for them. My oldest daughter is headed off for her second year of college. On her list of "wish I had last year, time to buy this year" was a body pillow. Last week we picked one up at the store to lug out to her ... more

New Collections in August

20 Aug 2014

   Our project design team post will be postponed a couple of days, but in the meantime we thought we would treat you to some pictures of collections that have just arrived. Raspberry Parlour by Sue Daley just arrived and it is scrumptious. In the Ocean by Lesley Grainger... ...Happy Harvest by doodlebug designs.... ...Snapshots by Bella BLVD... And for Penny Rose fabrics Hope Chest.... and.... 19th Century Shirtings.... For basics.... ...wave is back in stock.... and so are our colorful Hexi prints. Happy Sewing everyone...more fun fabrics coming in September! more

August Block of the Month

18 Aug 2014

Our Banner Quilt block is our 2nd to last quilt block. This block is a quick and easy to make. Click on our link to watch the video. Click here to download the pattern. more

Free Whale Pattern now available

15 Aug 2014

Check out this week's "Get this Look".  We displayed this whale at quilt market and loads of people requested a pattern.  By popular demand, we made a FREE whale pattern.  All the fabrics used are listed above,  click  here  for pattern access. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Skirting the Issue

13 Aug 2014

knit skirt tutorial

Every July and August at Simple Simon and Company, we hold a charity event called Skirting the Issue. It is where we spend a month sewing skirts for girls in foster care to have a bit of handmade love just in time to go back to sew. I have been making knit skirts like crazy for a lot of the teen sizes that are much needed, and thought I would put up an easy knit pencil skirt tutorial to share with you today. I love to make these and have been living in them all summer for two reasons....they ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Tooth Fairy Pillow with Hidden Pocket

06 Aug 2014

Tooth Fairy Pillow with Hidden Pockets! This is so cute and super easy to make!

Hello! It's Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots and I'm so excited to be here again. Today I'm sharing a fun tutorial for a Tooth Fairy Pillow that has two hidden pockets! My oldest daughter is starting to lose her teeth and has been "borrowing" my son's little tooth pillow so I thought it was finally time I made her one. I think she agrees! I wanted to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow that looked like a little dollhouse with a little pocket for her tooth hidden behind the door. This is what I came up ... more

August's e-catalog

05 Aug 2014


   Check our e-catalog for August! more

Pillows are an easy summer project!

30 Jul 2014

  Pillows in knits and pillows in cotton...easy summer projects. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Quilted Rainbow Pillow

23 Jul 2014

quilted rainbow pillow

Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog over at come check it out! Today I'm showing off a super fun Quilted Rainbow Pillow that I made using a Rolie Polie pack from Riley Blake - I just love using precuts - it makes everything that much easier :) I orginially planned on some fun fabric to back the stripes, but I ended up loving the look of stripes on both sides so that's what I went with - - both ways are cute though! First you will want to lay out the precut strips of fabric in rainbow order ... more

Cupcake Quilt Block

21 Jul 2014

  Do you feel like making cupcakes today!   We do too.... fabric cupcakes.  Making these cupcake blocks are easy. Watch the video and download the pattern.   We just have two more months of quilt blocks and then Jina and I will be showing you how to put your Birthday Quilt together. Thanks for following along and making birthday's special. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings

16 Jul 2014

Hello fellow fabric friends!!  It's me, Melissa from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be here at Riley Blake Designs.   Today I am tickled pink to be sharing my new tutorial for Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings with all of you!!!   I have been wanting to make matching monochromatic stockings for my family for years now and have just been waiting for the right fabrics ;)  When I saw some of the new Riley Blake Basics, I knew it was the perfect fit!! These stockings are so very simple and oh so much fun to make.  You really can ... more
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